Holy Week Services:

Maundy Thursday – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14

Good Friday – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15

Easter Vigil – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16

Easter Sunrise – 6:30 a.m. atop Tussey Mountain with Pine Grove Mills Presbyterian Church

Resurrection of Our Lord – 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 17

Secretary office hours Sundays from 9am-1pm, Mondays & Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm.

Pastor Paul is available by phone 9AM to 8PM Tuesday through Sunday. Monday is his day off, but otherwise, feel free to give a call or send a text! If he does not pick up right away, leave a message and Pastor will try to get back to you ASAP. His local phone number is 814-325-7571. He is always available 24/7 for emergencies.

Food Bank Needs: We are now collecting food bank items at the church. Besides the items listed below, they take garden items. To view their currently needed items, please go to

Food Items Needed:

  • Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple)
  • Applesauce
  • Snack Items (crackers, cookies, chips/pretzels, granola bars, etc.)
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Knorr Rice & Pasta sides, Instant Mashed Potatoes, etc.)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil)
  • Maseca (Instant Corn Masa Flour)

Non-Food Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Body Wash

Streaming Information



April Readings:

DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Sun – Apr 17Acts 10:34-43Psalm 118:1-12, 14-241 Corinthians 15:19-26Luke 24:1-12
Sun – Apr 24Acts 5:27-32Psalm 118:14-29Revelation 1:4-8John 20:19-31

We are currently in Year C of our three-year reading schedule. 

Upcoming Commemorations:

Olavus Petri, priest, died 1552; Laurentius Petri, Bishop of Uppsala, died 1573; renewers of the church – Tuesday, April 19, 2022

These two brothers studied with Luther at the University of Wittenberg and then returned to their native Sweden to introduce the Lutheran reforms. Olavus published a catechism and hymnal; Laurentius was a professor who defended the office of bishop and later became one.

Anselm, Bishop of Canterbury, died 1109 – Thursday, April 21, 2022

This eleventh-century monk was one of the greatest theologians of the Middle Ages. He is remembered for emphasizing the maternal aspects of God, and for the theory that the Son of God became human in order to make the necessary payment for our sin.

Day of the Creation (Día de la Creación) (LLC) – Friday, April 22, 2022

This observance invites us to notice and give God thanks for the wonders of the created universe. As stewards of that creation, we are also challenged to be careful in our use of it.

Toyohiko Kagawa, renewer of society, died 1960 – Saturday, April 23, 2022

Born in Kobe, Japan, Kagawa was orphaned as a young child. Later, when he became Christian, he was disowned by the rest of his family. Wishing to bring Christian principles into society, he worked among poor people, established schools and hospitals, and worked for peace.

Stewardship Snippets:

Luke 24:9, 11 – And returning from the tomb, [Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women] told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

The Gospel today can still seem like an “idle tale” for people outside the church. But like the women who found the tomb empty, we can only tell what we know and invite people to see Jesus for themselves.

April Birthdays

April 6th: Kathy Wheeler

April 12th: Jason Wills

April 14th: Matt Homan

April 19th: Claire Johnson

April 25th: Karol Magnuson

April 27th: Beverly Molnar

April Anniversaries

April 17th: Randy & Judy Wills

Easter Flowers Decorating the Sanctuary 

Karen MagnusonIn honor of Helen Magnuson
Karen MagnusonIn memory of Ed Magnuson
Karen MagnusonIn memory of Herb & Grace Williams
Ann & Art ReedeIn honor of our children
Marilyn & Lloyd NiemannIn honor of our family
Morgen HummelIn memory of my Dad, Malcolm Hummel
Morgen HummelIn honor of my Mother, Martha Hummel
Martha HummelIn memory of my parents, Martha and Charles Szalkay, and my husband, Malcolm Hummel
Martha HummelIn honor of my children
Ron & Deb StrouseIn honor of Jack and ethel Strouse
Ron & Deb StrouseIn honor of Ken and Helen Roger
Joe & Delorse HomanIn memory of our Parents
Joe & Delorse HomanIn honor of our Families
LeRoy DreibelbisIn memory of Linda Dreibelbis
LeRoy DreibelbisIn memory of LeRoy & Geraldine Dreibelbis
LeRoy DreibelbisIn memory of Stephen & Arleen Tokarchick
Cinda CorlIn honor of Parent, Lois Corl
Lois CorlIn memory of Sheldon Corl
Paul JohnsonIn memory of Parents
Paul TomkielIn memory of Claudia Tomkiel
Michelle McMullenIn memory of my parents
Michelle McMullenIn memory & honor of the musicians of St. Paul
Muthler FamilyIn honor of Diane Kemmerer & Fred Muthler
Muthler FamilyIn memory of Ted Kemmerer & Freda Muthler
Muthler FamilyIn memory of Judy Kocher
Diane KemmererIn honor of family


Please keep the following people in your prayers. Inform the church office (814-237-2081) to add or remove a name from the list.

St. Paul Members:

Sally Kolesar; Liz Perez; Diane Kemmerer; Pastor Paul; Todd Wheeler; Marilyn Niemann; Eileen Butchkoski; Lois Corl; Helen Magnuson; Lois Folmar; Janice Olsen; Rich Olsen; Leroy Dreibelbis; Merle Eyer

Friends of St. Paul:

Rick Snare — Jim Rearick’s son-in-law

Pastor Kelley — our former pastor

Vanessa Holden — friend of Diane Kemmerer

Doug Demark — former member of St. Paul

Mary Ann Pollack — Chris Pollack’s mother

Ralph Farber — Stacy Pribulka’s father

Chip Rhoades — father of Heidi Lauckhardt-Rhoades

Joseph Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s father

Ramona Book — wife of Pastor Brent Book

Dave Howell — friend of Lloyd and Marilyn Niemann

Carol Holmes — niece of Diane Kemmerer

Jan Van Horne — friend of Rich and Janice Olsen

Maren Alexis Tomkiel — Pastor Paul’s stepmother

Nathan Williams — son of Roger Williams

Pattie – friend of Janny Olsen

Linda Ackley – friend of Janny Olsen

Fred Muthler – father of Jeff Muthler

Barry Anderson – son of Paul Anderson

Joan Butchkoski – sister-in-law Eileen Butchkoski

Paul Kurtz – friend of Lloyd Niemann

Cara & Caasi – friends of Cassie and Michelle McMullen

Ruth Tier – sister of Carl Tier

For Our Neighbors:

All responders and volunteers aiding those affected in the Coronavirus crisis

For our nation to have peace

For those who are not yet members at St. Paul